Learning Resources: Early Literacy

The Wormworld Saga A Digital Graphic Novel by Daniel Lieske

Space Boy by Stephen McCranie

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest Podcast A “wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast” by children’s author Adam Gidwitz!

Storytime From Space Astronauts reading stories from SPACE!

Mac Barnett’s Instagram Live daily book readings!

Author Jan Brett’s Facebook Page

Mr. Jon & Friends Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30am for 2 weeks

Kids Ask Authors Podcast A podcast by children’s author Grace Lin! Listen to episodes and submit questions, book reviews, or jokes! The podcast will be releasing 3 special episodes per week!

WXXI:  Learning at Home

Khan Academy Free online learning and test prep for all ages

Storyline Online Children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.
Kate Messner’s collection of videos from children’s authors, including read-alouds and writing and drawing mini-lessons.

Virtual Story Times!

2:00 p.m. — Stay at Home Story Time, a ~20 min. picture book read-aloud with Oliver Jeffers (Lost and Found author) (Instagram Live @oliverjeffers, uploaded to YouTube after)

2:00 p.m. — Brightly Storytime, a 5–10 min. picture book read-aloud (YouTube @ Brightly Storytime)

3:00 p.m. — Mac Barnett (Triangle) reads one of his picture books (Instagram Live @MacBarnett)

~3:00 p.m. — Jeff Norton reads a chapter (5–10 min.) of his sci-fi adventure novel Alienated (YouTube @Jeff Norton)

~9:00am–12:00 p.m. — Josh Gad (voice of Olaf from Frozen) will virtually read a picture book as a bedtime story(Twitter @JoshGad)